In the year 1967 the Muslim community of Bangladeshi origin (then East Pakistan) living in Manchester and adjoining towns decided to establish a Mosque of their own from donations and contributions from members of its own community. Late Messrs. Muhammad Abdul Matin Chowdhury, Bosharat Ali, Syed Abdul Hannan and Makaddus Bakht were elected as holding trustees and given the task of completing the purchase of the building at 1A Eileen Grove, Rusholme, Manchester, previously owned by Maclaren Public Institute. Soon afterwards the Mosque started functioning in the said premises.
At a public meeting in May 1975, it was decided to call the building "Shahjalal Mosque and Islamic Centre" and also to form a committee to run the organisation. In the following week, at a meeting of the general body of membership of the Mosque, a committee was formed to frame a constitution for the Mosque for its smooth running and maintenance, and for the fulfillment of the aims and objectives of the organization as outlined in 1967.
To advance the Islamic faith of the Bangladeshi Muslim inhabitants in the area of benefit (to include Manchester, Salford and the boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Macclesfield, Stockport, Trafford, Warrington and Wigan) through prayer, worship, Islamic teachings and religious services.
To advance education and provide facilities in the interests of social awareness, social welfare and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.
To relieve poverty, sickness and distress amongst individuals in the area of benefit who are in need by making grants of money for providing or paying for items services or facilities.
To establish, or secure the establishment of a Mosque and Islamic Centre and to maintain and manage the same in furtherance of these objects.
Aim and Objective